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Banana Republic helps dress returning troops


SAN FRANCISCO — In an effort to help the thousands of troops returning home from serving overseas, Banana Republic has announced “Our Duty to You,” a program created to help military personnel prepare for their next professional opportunities. 

“As our military personnel return home from their duties abroad, we are reminded of the enormous sacrifices they and their families have made for us,” said Jack Calhoun, president of Banana Republic. “Banana Republic is committed to supporting people during the significant moments in their lives, and starting a new professional chapter is one of the most important. We are hopeful the ‘Our Duty to You’ program will help give military personnel the extra confidence and success they deserve.”

From Jan. 19 to 22, Banana Republic will offer military personnel and their families 50% off three full-priced items, and from Jan. 23 through Dec. 31, they will receive 15% off their full-priced purchases with a valid military/veterans ID. Additionally, Banana Republic has launched, a website where military personnel can find workplace styling tips, resume writing tips and links to Gap Inc. career opportunities that are a good fit for returning veterans.

To further assist servicemen and women, on Jan. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. eight Banana Republic stores across the country will host special events where attendees can gain useful interviewing and resume writing tips from Banana Republic HR specialists as well as workplace wardrobe tips from trained Banana Republic stylists. The eight stores are all located nearby military bases and can be found in the following malls and shopping centers:

Fashion Valley – San Diego, Calif.

Tyson’s Corner – McLean, Va.

Ala Moana – Honolulu, Hawaii

Fashion Centre at Pentagon City – Arlington, Va.

Horton Plaza – San Diego, Calif.

Brook 35 Plaza – Sea Girt, N.J.

Otay Ranch – Chula Vista, Calif.

Westfield Annapolis – Annapolis, Md.

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